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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lepisosteiformes
Family: Lepisosteidae Gars

Genus: Atractosteus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Atractosteus spatula Alligator gar North America 305 OT 1803
Atractosteus tristoechus Cuban gar Central America 200 TL 1801
Atractosteus tropicus Tropical gar Central America 125 TL 1863



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